Ebene News – GB – Liverpool ‘approached Renato Sanches on January transfer but Man Utd in the frame too

Liverpool have reportedly approached Renato Sanches over a possible move to Anfield in the January transfer window Jurgen Klopp is looking for reinforcements across the pitch, despite his side’s fine Premier League form, the Reds being hit with injuries galore this quarter But Manchester United are also fans of the Portugal international, set to sign him in 2016

Liverpool have had to go without Thiago Alcantara for most of the season, with COVID-19 and an injury preventing the Spain international from kicking

And now, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Reds have approached Sanches for a potential transfer to Anfield

The Portugal international has played in the Premier League before with Swansea, but struggled to return to Bayern Munich with his tail between his legs in 2018

Sanches joined Lille in January this year and shone, helping them to finish fourth in the table behind only Rennes, Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain

And he continued his fine form this term, putting him on Liverpool’s transfer radar in the process

Jose Mourinho thought he would win the race for the midfielder when he was at Benfica but, after missing Bayern, he ended up stinging for Paul Pogba instead

Sanches is represented by super-agent Jorge Mendes, who has had a positive relationship with United in the past

Sanches has previously opened up about United’s past interest and said he was courted by Bayern because of their ‘efforts’ to secure his signature

“[Bayern] really put in a lot of effort and I immediately got the feeling that those in charge believed in me as a player,” he said in 2017

Sanches also explained his disastrous loan spell in Swansea earlier in the year, saying he never wanted to move but had no choice

“It was not my choice to go to Swansea I had to go,” he told L’Equipe

“I didn’t want to go I have respect for the club, the players, everyone I met there I appreciated their humility

“They gave me everything, but I didn’t want to be there The hardest part? When I was injured I couldn’t train

“It was the descent; you no longer feel the motivation At the time, I no longer felt this force “

They will be without Virgil van Dijk until the start of next season and Dayot Upamecano has been heavily linked amid uncertainty over his future at RB Leipzig

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Ebene News – GB – Liverpool “ approached Renato Sanches during the January transfer, but Man Utd also in connection

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1375552/Liverpool-transfer-news-Renato-Sanches-Manchester-United